In February, 1975, in Northern Ireland, seventeen year-old UVF member Alistair Little kills the catholic Jimmy Griffin in his house in Lurgan in front of his younger brother Joe Griffin. Alistair is arrested and imprisoned for twelve years while Joe is blamed by his mother for not saving his brother. Thirty-three years later, a TV promotes the meeting of Alistair and Joe in a house in River Finn, expecting the truth and the reconciliation of the murderer and the victim who actually seeks five minutes of heaven.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt were born in the same town, Ballymena in Northern Ireland. See more »
The car which takes Griffin to the shooting location changes color from black to silver and back. You can see this when they stop on the highway,and Griffin gets back in the car and closes the door the side of the car is silver. Also, the mirror of the car is silver when it should be black. See more »
Young Alistair - 1975:
For me to talk about the man I have become, you need to know about the man I was. I was 14 when I joined the Tartan gangs, and I was 15 when I joined the UVF, the Ulster Volunteer Force. At that time, don't forget, there were riots on the streets every week; petrol bombs everyday, and that was just in our town. When you got home and switched on the TV, you could see what was happening in every other town as well, and it was like we were under siege. Fathers and brothers ...
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Performed by Mud
Composed by Mike Chapman (as Chapman) and Nicky Chinn (as Chinn)
Courtesy of EMI Records Limited
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB See more »
After reading some reviews on this film i was really expecting a lot more than what I got. It felt more like a itv programme than a film.
The film deals with guilt and forgiveness, and shows the harsh reality of how both of these feelings effect people. After a long, dragged out piece of the film the two finally meet and I suppose acceptance from both of them happens where they can both move on.
Before they met i just expected more tension, and it was all a bit of an anti climax.
I suppose it shows that the innocent person can become the more angry and aggressive one out of the two, while the one who committed the murder was full of gulit and remorse for his actions, the victim was very bitter and angry, but the film went to show that meeting actually did them both good and gave them both the release and acceptance to move on with their lifes.
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